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June 3, 2015 2 Comments

Shashi Tharoor on politics, India and his wife’s death

Shashi Tharoor is one of India’s best known politicians, with international recognition as an acclaimed author and former UN diplomat.

But Shashi Tharoor’s personal life has been embroiled in controversy since the death of his wife last year.

After a distinguished career at the UN, eventually serving as Under-Secretary General he became a candidate to replace Kofi Annan in 2008 but was beaten to the post by Ban Ki-moon.

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March 27, 2015 9 Comments

Cameron drops his Flashman style, Miliband comes out fighting

Polls shows David Cameron came out on top in last night’s election special. So the big question for Labour is, can they do enough in these TV appearances to make a difference?

October 23, 2014 29 Comments

10 things about that Richard Ayoade interview

Millions of people have now watched and discussed and read about it. So here are a few brief thoughts of my own.

September 19, 2014 9 Comments

Scotland vote gives Labour a huge constitutional headache

The Conservative party now firmly believes Scots MPs should not vote on English laws – which could make it much harder for Labour to form a future government.

September 17, 2014 21 Comments

What happens to being British now?

A yes means Britain ceases to exist, right? I won’t be British anymore, just English. Yes? That’s the identity crisis many people south of the border have been wrestling with.

September 13, 2014 7 Comments

A few hundred thousand voters will decide the fate of millions

With just days to go until the independence referendum, those who are still undecided will decide Scotland’s fate.

August 20, 2014 45 Comments

Why we shouldn’t share – or view – the video of James Foley’s murder

We don’t need to see the brutal footage of the murder of journalist James Foley to know that his death was wrong. But by refusing to share it, we can diminish its propaganda value.

August 19, 2014 2 Comments

Gaza heart surgery girl Hala is out of danger – but for how long?

Three-year-old Hala’s health has been transformed after receiving heart surgery in London. But her home is in ruins and her family fear returning to Gaza.

August 15, 2014 2 Comments

Iraq’s Christian refugees: ‘They are bewildered’

I’ve been down to the St Joseph Church in Irbil, where Christians from Mosul and Qaraqosh are seeking sanctuary. They told us how the mere sound of the Islamic State made them flee their

August 12, 2014 5 Comments

Was Mork & Mindy really kids’ TV?

Mork, the extra-terrestrial character played by Robin Williams, was too surreal for me when I was a boy. But that’s because Mork and Mindy was really for grown-ups.

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